photos by Amanda Hatfield

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Some of it is like putting on an old shoe, but I think for me there's an awareness that a lot of these songs mean a lot to these people. They're life anthems. People of course like many bands in their youth, but they've always got a handful that they're really apeshit over. I know that for some of these people we're one of those bands, and so I think we're treating the songs with more respect than we ever did. I think as time went on with the band we started getting really flippant about our material, and we would have a lot of hijinks going on during our songs. Now I just think we all feel a commitment to really deliver these songs because they mean a lot to people, and that in turn means that it means a lot to us. It's like we're both participating - the audience and us - in this moment of twenty years ago that is still somehow relevant today, and we're very grateful for that. [L7's Donita Sparks]

L7 are currently on a reunion tour that we recently caught at Riot Fest Denver, and we did again at Irving Plaza last night (9/8), their first of two NYC shows. Like in Denver, they packed the set with old favorites -- "Shitlist," "Slide," "Shove," "Pretend We're Dead" and more -- and they sounded great. We've got pictures, videos and their setlist from the show.

The tour continues at Warsaw in Brooklyn tonight (9/9) which was sold out but is back on sale. If you haven't yet, read our interview with vocalist/guitarist Donita Sparks.

More pictures from last night, including openers Les San Culottes, below...

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Setlist (via)
Deathwish
Andres
Everglade
Monster
Scrap
Fuel My Fire
Diet Pill
Uncle Bob
(Right On) Thru
Freak Magnet
One More Thing
I Need
Slide
Shove
Mr. Integrity
Shitlist

Encore:
American Society (Eddie & The Subtitles cover)
Pretend We're Dead
Fast and Frightening